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Boss Hoping Injuries Not Too Serious

7 November 2016

Dagnall and Turton to have scans after muscle tightness forces them off against Cheltenham

Crewe Alexandra manager Steve Davis is hoping that the injuries sustained by Ollie Turton and Chris Dagnall are not too serious. Both players had to be withdrawn against Cheltenham on Saturday and they will have a scan to provide some reassurance after Dagnall was forced off with a tight calf and Turton with a tight hamstring.

They are both set to miss Tuesday night’s Checkatrade Trophy tie against Chesterfield but Davis is hoping to have both available for our home game against Plymouth if their scans give the all-clear.

The Alex boss explained: "We have a small squad playing a lot of games and there's not much time to do any work on the training pitch.

"The two injuries are probably to our most hard working players and who have played most of the games so they will certainly miss Tuesday.

"They're getting scanned today but hopefully the injuries are just tightness and fatigue and nothing more.

"The pitch was very tacky at Cheltenham, our pitches were quite hard, so it was a very different surface and maybe that could be attributed to the tightness.

"They will both have scans to assess the damage and if there isn't anything and it's just fatigue then they will both make a recovery but how quickly we'll wait and see.

"Anybody missing from the group which has played a lot, it's difficult to replace but Perry NG came on and did well, and Danny after an initial 10 or 15 minutes he got in to the game and did well.

Steve added: "I've always said to the players all along that we will need them and none more so than the present time with the amount of games we've got coming up."

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